Who's Your Favorite Superman?
Christopher Reeve played the super hero's super hero for nearly a decade in four different big screen installments. Many actors donned the royal blue suit before Reeves, and if "Man of Steel," which hits screens on June 14, is a hit, there will likely be many more.
Henry was considered for 2006's "Superman Returns" but lost out to Brandon Routh. Now, he makes history as the first non-American to wear the spandex suit in "Man of Steel." In another shakeup, Amy Adams (a redhead!) stars as Lois Lane.
Brandon was relatively unknown until he was cast in "Superman Returns" (2006). Even Christopher Reeve's wife approved of this casting choice and thought that Brandon incredibly resembled her late husband.
A sequel to the popular film was promised, with Brandon reprising the role, but after getting pushed back a few times, it became clear that it was never going to happen.
The actor donned the tights for "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" (1993-1997). "Desperate Housewife" Teri Hatcher played his Lois Lane.
John Haymes Newton
He is still best know for playing "Superboy" for the first season of the TV show by the same name in 1988. John has only appeared in a handful of things since, including roles in "Melrose Place" and "Beverly Hills 90210."
Gerard took on the role of "Superboy" in season 2 of the popular series by the same name.
George was initially reluctant to accept the role of Superman for the TV series, "Adventures of Superman" in 1951. He eventually agreed and stayed on as the superhero for six seasons.
Kirk was the first actor to play "Superman." In 1948 he starred in the first live-action version of the popular comic book.
The new 'Man of Steel' is days away. Let's take a look back at some of its predecessors.